Case Reports from April 2017
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 152
CI patient #152 was a 54 year old female from California. The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient was pronounced dead at the hospital on March 25, 2017. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI after the death had already occurred and instructions were given for how to make his wife a patient at CI. The CI protocol for post-mortem non members was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to remove the patient from the hospital, pack her in dry ice, and store her for the minimum two week period while the contracts and funding were organized. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, in dry ice, around midnight on April 14th, almost three weeks after death. The patient was then placed into the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The human cooling program from dry ice was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature 24 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.